Fire causes major damage to Union Public Works garage

By Daniel Dunkle | Apr 10, 2019
Courtesy of: Town of Union A fire in the Public Works garage started in this truck.

Union — Firefighters from several departments responded Monday night, April 8, to a vehicle fire in the Union Public Works garage that resulted in heavy damage to the building and the loss of one vehicle.

At about 9:40 p.m. a deputy saw smoke coming from the Union Public Works building and notified dispatch, according to Town Manager Jay Feyler. Fire departments from Union, Warren, Waldoboro, Washington and Hope responded.

The Maine State Fire Marshal's Office investigated Tuesday, and determined the blaze started in a 2003 GMC truck, most likely as an electrical fire, Feyler said. The truck was destroyed. Other trucks and equipment received heavy smoke damage and some minor heat damage, Feyler reported.

Smoke and heat damage to the building was extensive, and Feyler said it will likely need a complete overhaul.

Smoke damage can be seen at the Union Public Works garage following a vehicle fire there. (Courtesy of: Town of Union)
Comments (1)
Posted by: Jay Feyler | Apr 10, 2019 12:37

Thank you to all our local Fire Departments who responded, they may not all be listed in the story but these were the ones I was aware of.  It is a devastating loss but it could have been worse if it was not for the dedication of all of our fire people.

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